Lois Corbett calls on government to be strategic with plan to protect more Crown forest land

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters she’ll be watching closely to see if the provincial government gives proposed new conservation forest areas equal status in law as provincial protected areas and parks. This week, the provincial … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

Back to the drawing board on Officers’ Square: Corbett

Fredericton City Council has hit the brakes on its plans to overhaul Officers’ Square — and good thing. You’d think after the heartbreak so many Frederictonians experienced at the loss of so many trees during Post Tropical Storm Arthur — 10,000 … [Read more...]

Herbicide spray season begins in New Brunswick

NB Power and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) have released details of their respective herbicide spraying programs for summer 2018. In a notice printed in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal on Wednesday, June 20, CN says it will use … [Read more...]

Show your support for the trees at Officers’ Square

The City of Fredericton is holding a special development committee meeting on Tuesday, June 26 to hear people’s views on the mature trees in Officers’ Square. In late May news broke in the media that the city’s plan to revitalize the National … [Read more...]

Statement on new Fisheries Act passing House of Commons

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Bill C-68, the proposed new Fisheries Act, passing in the House of Commons. “Today we are one step closer to … [Read more...]

Comfort, shiny rooftops, and inspiration: My trip on the NB EcoHomes tour

This past weekend I had the chance to attend the first-ever Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour. Presented by the Conservation Council and the Saint John chapter of the Council of Canadians, this event was a self-guided tour of 12 homes … [Read more...]

40th anniversary screening of Budworks in Fredericton with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston

Back-to-back film nights at Conserver House include Livingston’s most recent documentary on clean energy and fracking,100 Short Stories FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to host a pair of film screenings with … [Read more...]

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